Psychology Board of Australia
Psychology Board of Australia

Current consultations

The Board undertakes wide-ranging consultation on proposals that affect the profession.

Consultation is an important part of the Board’s engagement with members of the psychology profession, members of the public and other stakeholders. The feedback provided via consultation is greatly valued, and informs the Board’s development of important documents.

Where there are consultations open for input, they will be shown below.

Where there are consultations which have closed, they will be shown under Past Consultations, along with the submissions that were received. The Board publishes submissions received on the website to encourage discussion and inform the community and stakeholders, unless requested otherwise. There may be circumstances under which submissions may not be published. Please refer to the consultation paper for details of how submissions will be treated.

Consultation Paper 28: National Psychology Examination Curriculum Review.

The Psychology Board of Australia (the Board) has published Consultation Paper 28: National Psychology Examination Curriculum Review.

The curriculum was first published in 2012, with the National psychology examination coming into effect on 1 July 2013.

The Board has determined to review the curriculum every three to five years in keeping with good regulatory practice. The aim of the review is to ensure that the examination:

  • assesses the right competencies for general registration as a psychologist in Australia
  • remains fit-for-purpose
  • is aligned with the newly published International declaration of core competencies in professional psychology (2016), and that the
  • curriculum is up-to-date with advances in the field of psychology.

The Board is seeking feedback on the proposed updates to the national psychology examination curriculum from all stakeholders.

The Board is accepting submissions until close of business (AEST) Friday 1 September 2017.

Please provide written submissions in Word format by email, marked ‘Consultation – National psychology examination curriculum review’ to

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